acquittal acquittal  /ə ˈkwɪ təl/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a judgment of not guilty

Usage(s):

  1. Demonstrations against the acquittal of the three alleged mafia involved in the shooting of Johnson Brown halted traffic at busy intersections, the police said.
  2. While the jury sympathized with Mr Damien's parents, but said that the evidence pointed to an acquittal.

News

  1. Bob Tur's Public Life

    Bob Tur is a well-known and respected news helicopter pilot and reporter in Los Angeles. Those of us who have lived here for a while remember his reporting of some of the most famous (or infamous) events in our city's history, including the riots back in 2002 after the acquittal in the Rodney King case and the most-watched slow-speed car chase of all time (and the biggest day ever for pizza ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Susan Estrich via Yahoo! News

  2. Gunplay Talks Beating Life Sentence In Prison, 50 Cent And More On The Breakfast Club

    What a difference a year makes. Fresh from his acquittal and performance at S.O.B’s in New York Wednesday night (June 12), Maybach Music Group's Gunplay returns to the scene, hitting up Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club with a new outlook on life and plenty of projects to keep busy. The “ Rollin' ” rapper chopped it up with the morning crew about beating a life sentence from his armed robbery ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine

  3. Judge denies former Pontiac fire chief’s request for acquittal on unresolved bribery charge

    Oakland County Circuit Judge Michael Warren has denied former Pontiac Fire Chief Jeffrey Hawkins’ request for a directed verdict of acquittal on a bribery charge a jury deadlocked on.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Oakland Press

Quotes

  1. Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic added that "Hardinaj's acquittal presents a huge blow to stability in the region and will have negative effect on the reconciliation process."
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: Bozidar Djelic Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. In the written statement, Karadzic wrote that "nobody in the world believes that there is any possibility of an acquittal."
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Radovan Karadzic Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I remain combative and still convinced that this political process will only lead to an acquittal," Mr Wilders said on his website.
    on Jan 20, 2010 By: Geert Wilders Source: Herald Sun

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